Media Response Essay: In a 1000 word essay, respond to a piece of media assigned for the class. Make sure to include your own response to the work, as well as situating it in its historical context. What is the piece trying to say or do? How effective is it, and why? How does it fit into the historical period in which it was created? Your essay can ask questions like these. Artist Research Essay: Research a new media artist and, in a 1000 essay, describe them and their work. Most likely, this will involve choosing a few of their works and analyzing them in the context of the artist. Be sure to also attend to the time period they are working in- no artist works outside of history! Media Technology Essay: Think of a media technology that interests you. In a 1000 word essay, write a personal reflection on that media technology. More than simply a description of the technology, Im looking for a deep analysis of how this technology has impacted your life and relation of that to the new media art that we analyze in class. New Media Art Piece: Using a new media technology (we can be very flexible on what this means, but it includes things like Twine, Processing, Photoshop, etc.) create an art piece that takes no more than 3 minutes to experience that comments on, analyzes, or critiques, the medium that you have used to make it. For example, you might create an image using Photoshop that comments on Photoshop as a medium.